[A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Wed Jul 19 22:10:43 EDT 2006

	purchasing a warranty = screw job.  BTDT.

At 9:06 PM -0500 7/19/06, Scott DeWitt wrote:
>Good Arguments, however lower mileage cars could also have a warranty and an
>extended warranty, and options to purchase a warranty. Warranty companies
>won't touch a car over a hundred K miles.
>Get the proper inspections done, and use your best judgement to get the best
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at mindspring.com>
>To: <a4 at audifans.com>
>Cc: <Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at alum.dartmouth.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 6:21 PM
>Subject: Re: [A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T
>>  > Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at alum.dartmouth.org> wrote:
>>  >> I am considering buying an '02 A4 avant that has 115k miles.
>>  Nicholas Stock wrote:
>>  > Buy something with less miles on it...That car has almost 30K a
>>  > year...unless of course you're getting it for a real bargain...
>>  > If it's the original clutch it's on its way out probably..
>>  I'll disagree.  I'd rather have a high mileage car that has
>>  been *properly maintained* than a car with low miles that
>>  has done lots of short hops and that has had no maintenance.
>>  A properly maintained 1.8 s/b good for lots of miles, provided
>>  you get receipts for all the maintenance.  Given the sordid
>>  history of the 1.8Ts with recommendations of non-synthetic oil
>>  and long oil change intervals, I'd be tempted to take if for a
>>  pre-purchase inspection and pop the valve cover to see what's
>>  hiding in the valve train.
>>  As for the clutch, the high mileage says "highway" to me, which
>>  is a lot easier on the clutch than a low mileage city car.
>>  Note that I bought an '89 200 turbo with 193K miles on it, so
>>  115K isn't "high mileage" to me.  But for someone who buys
>>  almost-new cars, 115K is a red flag -- 120K miles is probably
>>  a "needs lots of expensive dealer service" interval, which may
>>  be why it's for sale.
>>  My 2 cents.
>>  --
>>  Kent McLean
>>  '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
>>  '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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